Giving Back: Helping the Hurting, Feeding the Hungry, Housing the Homeless
No one can help everyone, but everyone can help someone:
The Robinette Legal Group, PLLC is Involved in the Morgantown Community:
Medical Supplies and Training for Ukraine:
The Robinette Legal Group is pleased to sponsor Alex Shay of Morgantown, WV in his ongoing efforts to aid the Ukrainians in their fight for democracy and freedom.
Alex Shay served honorably in the US Army as a Combat Medic for 10 years. Six years Active Duty and four years reserve. In his time in the Army, Alex served one 15-month tour of duty in Iraq.
In the Army, he became a Combat Medic, certified EMT-B. Then became a CPR, AED, CLS, BLS, and First Aid Instructor through the American Heart Association. Alex was able to gather the resources necessary to become an asset in the Ukrainian / Russian conflict.
Leveraging resources through the firearms industry, Mon Health, and governmental agencies, he has successfully established a training conduit to assist Ukrainian civilians and forces in combat, lifesaving medical procedures. He has also procured medical life-saving equipment for the benefit of Ukrainian forces and civilians. To date, he has completed two supply runs to Ukraine and will be able to continue helping the citizens and forces of Ukraine through future humanitarian missions.
Libera is a Morgantown-based non-profit organization that helps women identify barriers in their lives and eliminate these so they can experience freedom and hope. The listeners at Libera help women overcome challenges and live lives full of confidence and strength and provide resources and help for at-risk youth.
Jobs for Life Program at Christian Help, Morgantown, WV
The Coordinating Council on Homelessness:
Empty Bowls Monongalia:
Robinette Legal Group, PLLC is a glad supporter of Empty Bowls Monongalia. This project seeks to provide support for organizations that combat hunger while also promoting awareness about local hunger issues. Since its beginning as a high school art project in Michigan in 1990, Empty Bowls events have raised millions of dollars toward ending hunger.
The basic premise of an Empty Bowls event is simple: guests are served soup in a handmade ceramic bowl in exchange for a cash donation to fight hunger. They are asked to keep their bowl as a reminder of the meal’s purpose. Every time they take the bowl from the cupboard, they will be reminded that someone’s bowl is always empty and that on that one occasion they helped alleviate hunger and could choose to do so again at any time.
Ronald McDonald House Charities:
We are pleased to support Ronald McDonald House Charities of Morgantown in the process of constructing a new area within the WVU Children’s Hospital to serve as a place of comfort and convenience for those families receiving care within the hospital. The new Ronald McDonald Family Room will provide a place for families to relax, nap, shower, eat, and care for other children just steps from the Pediatric ICU. If you have ever spent time at the hospital with young, healthy children, it is easy to imagine how this new, well-planned facility will help families through long and difficult days.
A Leading Sponsor of WV Caring (Hospice Care Corp.) Country Roads Fundraising Dinner:
This fundraising celebration, held at the Heston Farms Pavillion in Fairmont, honored the thousands of patients and families Hospice Care Corporation has served as a local, free-standing, non-profit hospice and one of the oldest and largest hospices in West Virginia.
In addition, the event marked and celebrated their new Partnership of Caring with Capital Caring, another non-profit advanced illness provider, which will expand the care they can provide to families in North Central West Virginia.
Morgantown Christian Academy Serve-a-thon at Chestnut Mountain Ranch:
Hoagy’s Heroes, Long-Distance Charity Riders
Hoagy Carmichael is the founder of Hoagy’s Heroes, a long-distance motorcycle charity ride organization established to fund children’s charities such as A Special Wish Foundation and Children of Fallen Heroes, a charity designed to help children whose parents have died in conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Hoagy has organized riders who have ridden over 800,000 total miles in support of Hoagy’s Heroes and has ridden over 307,000 miles covering 49 states himself, so is over-the-top qualified to instruct others in motorcycle safety.
The Living Room in Morgantown:
The Living Room is an outreach which provides hot meals to all who wish to come with no questions asked and shelter those who request it with no one turned away because of race, gender, or creed.
The Living Room of Morgantown offers shelter and a safe haven to those on the streets of Morgantown. Hot coffee and cool drinks, along with snacks are available to any that come. Spiritual encouragement, fellowship, and advice are there to refresh as well. The clients of The Living Room of Morgantown are counseled and then channeled into an established program in Fairmont if they desire.
5K Race for Justice: Proceeds Benefit Senior Legal Aid
On October 27th, Jeff and Terri Robinette and Terry and Rachel Tignor participated in the 5K Race for Justice and a 5K Run and Fun Walk in Morgantown. All proceeds from this event will benefit West Virginia Senior Legal Aid, which provides free civil legal services to qualified West Virginians over age 60. The high rate of elder abuse in West Virginia is well-documented, and the services provided by Senior Legal Aid help prevent and reduce elderabuse.
The Salvation Army of Morgantown:
We support family service programs that help families and needy individuals with emergency food, housing, utility assistance, and other temporal needs.
Ridge Riders Equestrian Team Sponsor
Did you know that over 1.7 million children have a parent who is incarcerated? Prison Fellowship provides Christmas gifts for the children of prisoners through the Angel Tree project and Christian camp opportunities for the children of prisoners.
Prison Fellowship partners with thousands of churches to serve incarcerated parents and their families in the community-restoring broken bonds and protecting prisoners’ children from falling prey to the generational cycle of crime. http://www.prisonfellowship.org/prison-fellowship-home
United Spinal Association:
We support United Spinal Association’s mission to improve the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D).
United Spinal was founded in 1946 by a determined group of paralyzed WWII veterans in New York City who advocated for greater civil rights and independence for themselves and their fellow veterans. Since then, their core belief has remained unchanged. Despite living with SCI/D, a full, productive, and rewarding life is within the reach of anyone with the strength to believe it and the courage to make it happen.
Each year, United Spinal helps thousands of wheelchair-users, veterans, and people with multiple sclerosis and other spinal cord disorders overcome the daily challenges of living with a disability. They extend support to those most important in their lives– their family members and caregivers.